View Full Version : Shrimp in an uncovered aquarium

09-02-2008, 05:43 PM
As i'm planning out my tank, i thought it would be cool to have some shrimp in there at some point in time.

Will these guys escape from a tank if left uncovered?


09-02-2008, 05:53 PM
I have a 20G shrimp tank and a 30G. I have never experienced any escaping shrimp.. but then again they are so little, I doubt I'd notice.

09-02-2008, 08:33 PM
nost shrimp spend their time in the lower sections of the tank and I too have never heard of any jumping except for ghost shrimp.

09-02-2008, 08:38 PM
none of my 3 tanks are covered and they all have shrimp....never seen one even try.

09-09-2008, 05:08 AM
I notice that my glass shrimp will swim into the canopy of my water sprite and sit up there. Other than that, they spend their time on the bottom.

09-10-2008, 09:51 AM
(red cherry) shrimps can jump quite a distance (over 10 inches in the air, and 20 in the distance), but they will only do so if they are scared.
i keep my shrimps solo (with snails), and just one jumped in the last 12 months.

if you plan to keep them with fish, you might find them dried arounf the tank :/

09-10-2008, 09:59 AM
Ive had ghost shrimps and wood shrimps jumping out. I still have no clue what spooked them, in both cases the water level of my open top aquarium was upto the brim.

09-10-2008, 05:20 PM
Some shrimp species will try to abandon tank if they don't like it there any longer. Causes can be shortage of food, overcrowding, bad water and predatory behaviour from tank mates.